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Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext.com
Dec 30, 2012 at 09:46pm IST

Cuddapah: Amol Muzumdar scored a brilliant 146 to help Andhra Pradesh stay on course for a quarter-final berth as the hosts posted a challenging 329 in their first innings and then reduced Kerala to 55 for 2 on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Group C match on Sunday.

Just one run short of a hundred on Saturday, overnight batsman Muzumdar continued his good run and notched up his 30th hundred. His 263-ball innings also helped him to cross the 11,000-run mark in first class cricket. He was the last batsman to be dismissed at an individual score of 146. He was cleaned up by left-arm medium-fast bowler Chovvakkaran Shahid.

Paidikalva Vijaykumar then snapped two wickets as Kerela slipped to 25 for two in 7.5 overs. At stumps, VA Jagadeesh and Rohan Prem were batting at 27 and 14 runs respectively.

Ranji Trophy, Group C, Round 9, Day 2: Andhra on course for a quarter-final berth

Amol Muzumdar scored a brilliant 146 to help Andhra Pradesh stay on course for a quarter-final berth.

Brief Score: Andhra 329 all out in 108.1 over (A Muzumdar 146; U Manukrishnan 3 for 87); Kerela 55 for two in 18.2 overs (VA Jagadeesh batting 27; DP Vijaykumar 2 for 21).

Services vs Jharkhand: Read Vineet Ramakrishnan’s match report here.

Jammu & Kashmir vs Tripura:

In Jammu, Tripura were 60 for the loss of two wickets against hosts Jammu and Kashmir. The match has been severely hit by bad weather as only 23 overs could be bowled over the first two days.

Opener Subhrajit Roy was batting on 37 while giving him company was Rana Dutta, who is yet to open his account. Offspinner Parvez Rassol accounted for both the Tripura wickets to fall in the day.

Brief scores: Tripura: 60 for two in 23 overs (Subhrajit Roy 37 not out; Parvez Rassol 2 for 20).

Goa vs Assam:

In Porvorim, opener Pallavkumar Das's knock of 70 helped Assam reach 134 for 1 in reply to Goa's 381 all out. At stumps, opener Sibsankar Roy was unbeaten on 48, while Amit Sinha was batting on 2.

Amogh Sunil Desai (105) Reagan Pinto (61) were the main contributors for Goa. For Assam, medium pacer Arup Das returned with figures of 5 for 83. At the end of the day's play, Assam trailed the hosts by 247 runs with nine wickets remaining. Goa were 264 for 3 overnight.

Brief scores: Goa 1st innings: 381 all out in 134.5 overs (Amogh Sunil Desai 105, Reagan Pinto 61, Manvinder Bisla 48; Arup das 5 for 83); Assam 1st innings: 134 for one in 43 overs (Pallavkumar Das 70, Sibsankar Roy batting 48).

(With inputs from agencies)

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